European Rewilding Network

Millingerwaard, part of Gelderse Poort

The Millingerwaard is a nature area where natural processes such as flooding, erosion, silting, spraying, succession, grazing and trampling are allowed. It shows that the resilience of nature along the river is high. In the past 20 years the management of the Millingerwaard has been very successful.

Project: Millingerwaard, part of Gelderse Poort
Region: Millingerwaard
Type of protection: Natura 2000, EHS (Dutch: Ecologische Hoofd Structuur)
Habitat types: softwood, levees, river dunes, marshes
Keystone species: beaver, black tern
Fauna (mega) species present: badger, roe deer, red fox
Type of project: Large-scale rehabilitations of natural processes, including herbivores, carnivores and/or scavengers being present
Aim and vision: To increase natural processes as part of a larger ecological network
To restore and increase natural processes as part of a larger ecological network
Inspirational value: .
Experience you would like to share: -
Experience you would like to gain: -
Map
Country
Netherlands
Start year
2014
Size (ha)
500
Area type
Wetlands
Natural process
Flooding, Natural grazing, Other, River dynamics
Flagship species
Beaver

The Millingerwaard is a nature area where natural processes such as flooding, erosion, silting, spraying, succession, grazing and trampling are allowed. It shows that the resilience of nature along the river is high. In the past 20 years the management of the Millingerwaard has been very successful.

Map
Country
Netherlands
Start year
2014
Size (ha)
500
Area type
Wetlands
Natural process
Flooding, Natural grazing, Other, River dynamics
Flagship species
Beaver
Specification
Project: Millingerwaard, part of Gelderse Poort
Region: Millingerwaard
Type of protection: Natura 2000, EHS (Dutch: Ecologische Hoofd Structuur)
Habitat types: softwood, levees, river dunes, marshes
Keystone species: beaver, black tern
Fauna (mega) species present: badger, roe deer, red fox
Description
Type of project: Large-scale rehabilitations of natural processes, including herbivores, carnivores and/or scavengers being present
Aim and vision: To increase natural processes as part of a larger ecological network
To restore and increase natural processes as part of a larger ecological network
Achievements
Exchange
Inspirational value: .
Experience you would like to share: -
Experience you would like to gain: -
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